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post #1 of (permalink) Old 05-21-2001, 09:57 AM
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help-rear door stuck shut

Hi, First time here and hoping for some help. Just bought a 93 2-door jx and forgot to check one thing before buying--back door! Seems to be stuck shut--perhaps from never being used? Have key in, plastic window out. Have used massive amounts of wd-40. Any ideas greatly appreciated. Thanks.
P.S. Had one response saying to squeeze handle and see if can hear latch releasing--but there is no handle to squeeze, you just put the key in and turn and it's supposed to open. Also, there is no lever to open it from the inside either. Other reply said to take off plastic panel inside; was considering this but didn't know if they break easily. Thanks again!

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 05-21-2001, 10:52 AM
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Re: help-rear door stuck shut

Can you hear the latch releasing as you squeeze the handle? (a light click) If it doesn't even move then the lock may be engaged, and if the key doesn't work, then you may need to take drastic measures. Try opening it from the inside, there's a small lever on the back side to access it.
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post #3 of (permalink) Old 05-21-2001, 10:57 AM
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pull the door panel back from the inside and spray some wd 40 all over the mechanism inside the door work it slowly it should go ahead and release

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Re: help-rear door stuck shut

Had something like that happen to my ‘86 Hard Top. I don’t know what the ‘93 door looks like but, I think I would go for removing the inside panel. Most panels will “pop” off with some gentle prying.

The problem mine had was that the little lever that attaches to the end of the lock fell off. So, no mater how much you turned the key, nothing happened.

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post #5 of (permalink) Old 05-22-2001, 11:24 AM
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Re: help-rear door stuck shut

There is a release on the inside behind the panel so you can get out from the inside that latch should open the door with no key.Most people dont even know its there......

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